Thursday 21st January 2021

More than 12,000 digital devices have so far been distributed to Ark’s 38 schools to support remote learning, particularly among disadvantaged students. 
This includes more than 5,500 devices provided by the DfE with the additional devices funded by our Coronavirus Appeal last year to ensure that all students in Key Stage 2 and above have access to a school device to support their learning at home by the start of the next academic year. 

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

All 38 schools in the Ark network are supporting their students through the COVID-19 pandemic with dedicated measures to enable digital access, accelerate learning and protect wellbeing.
The pandemic has caused significant disruption for all schools and Ark staff have been working tirelessly to keep classrooms open – and to ensure students catch up from the loss of learning time and continue to thrive into the future.

Thursday 17th December 2020

The Ark Music team has brought some festive cheer as part of its 12 Days of Create-mas programme.
With traditional Christmas and community events unable to take place this term, the two-week festival of creativity for Ark's primary school pupils aimed to fill this gap.

Thursday 19th November 2020

Eleven Ark Elvin Academy students featured in the English National Opera's (ENO) I am Here project, which saw their self-portraits on display at London Coliseum during a concert of Mozart's Requiem, which aired on TV last weekend (14 November).

Tuesday 17th November 2020

Ark Alumni has launched Arkvent, 25 days of events helping young people with professional development as a response to lack of work opportunities available due to COVID-19.

Tuesday 13th October 2020

Ark Start, a new early years education programme, has opened its first dedicated nursery in south London – with a further facility due to open in Croydon early next year.

Saturday 10th October 2020

Two Ark Principals - Herminder Channa of Ark Boulton Academy in Birmingham and Max Haimendorf of King Solomon Academy (KSA) in London - have been awarded OBEs for services to education as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Tuesday 29th September 2020

More than 180 Year 7 students have begun their secondary education at the new Ark Blake Academy.
Ark Blake, a non-selective secondary school located in a brand-new building on Morland Road in Croydon, opened its doors earlier this month.

Saturday 26th September 2020

An Ark-led charity programme to support disadvantaged young people and their families whose lives have been hit by COVID-19 has secured a £4.75m funding boost from the Government. 

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Our focus has always been to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, have access to an excellent education and real choices in life.
The events of the past few months have made that task even more important. Lockdown and school closures have had profound effects on the education of many, particularly those already disadvantaged.